Install dropbox on linux server debian 7 (wheezy)

Installing dropbox in command line can be very paintful if you don’t know some tips.
I will give you a complete tutorial based on my personal experience.

First you have to check how many bits your CPU server can handle (x64 or x86), just type this:

    uname -m


Then choose the correct repository

    wget -O dropbox.tar.gz ""
    wget -O dropbox.tar.gz ""


If you don’t have Python installed in your server, install it because Dropbox will need it

    apt-get install python


Ensure that you’re not going to clog your home directory and extract the content

    tar -tzf dropbox.tar.gz
    tar -xvzf dropbox.tar.gz


Now, you can run dropbox



You should now see output like this

    This client is not linked to any account... Please visit to link this machine.


Dropbox will loop on this message, copy this link, target it in your browser and log in to your Dropbox account, you will see a confirmation that your machine has been linked to your dropbox account.
PS: MAKE SURE TO NOT STOP THIS LOOP ! Copy the link by right clicking, but don’t press ctrl+C, it will stop the loop and your account will not be logged.


Now, we will get a python file from the dropbox site in order to start dropbox server.

    mkdir -p ~/bin  
    wget -O ~/bin/ ""  
    chmod 755 ~/bin/  


Right ! Now we can have the list of available commands Dropbox has to offer

    python ~/bin/ help


Alright ! Now start dropbox server

    python ~/bin/ start


Check that server has been successfully started

    python ~/bin/ status


Congratulations, your dropbox folder is now on this directory



CONGRATULATIONS, it can’t be much simpler :).

Install dropbox on linux server debian 7 (wheezy)